Hatfield garden party raises hundreds for autism charity

PUBLISHED: 17:37 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:57 21 August 2019

Loekie Wigmore, from Hatfield Rotary Club, hands over a cheque to Angela Gaughan, from Potential Kids. Picture: WHBC.

Loekie Wigmore, from Hatfield Rotary Club, hands over a cheque to Angela Gaughan, from Potential Kids. Picture: WHBC.

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A Hatfield woman has handed over a cheque for hundreds of pounds after organising a fundraiser for the autism charity Potential Kids.

Loekie Wigmore, who volunteers for Hatfield Rotary Club, gave £900 to support the Hatfield-based charity.

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Ms Wigmore raised the money for the cause - which has been chosen as the Welwyn Hatfield mayor's charity of the year - by hosting a garden party on June 16 at her home in Hatfield.

Her tea party included stalls selling plants and flowers, crafts, cakes and was also attended by visiting rotarians from twin town Zierikzee in the Netherlands.

Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Roger Trigg said: "I would like to thank Loekie for organising the garden party, and everyone who attended and donated.

"I know that the money means a lot to Potential Kids, and will go a long way in helping to improve the lives of local neurodiverse children through the fantastic work that they do in Welwyn Hatfield."

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